I did stop it for 2 weeks early in the treatment due to having to take a coupld other drugs that seemed to give me side effects. I just quit the plaquenil to give my liver a rest at that time. Plaquenil isn a antiparasitic drug with anti-inflammatory affect. What is in plaquenil Plaquenil rash photos Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is an effective medication for autoimmune conditions and malaria that comes with less side effects than other DMARDs. You will likely have to take additional medications to keep your rheumatoid arthritis in control. I fully expect to be throwing up as I have to take 8 ml. Luckily I can take it with food apparently but there is no way that anything will be able to disguise that taste. I do manage to take my warfarin tablets with food and am now wondering whether plaquenil tablets are a similar size to warfarin or not, and if they can be taken with food. Blurred vision may occur in the first few weeks. after starting hydroxychloroquine. This usually returns to normal even when you continue taking the tablets. Talk to your doctor if you are worried. Taking high doses 600 mg per day of. hydroxychloroquine over a long time more than five years can also cause damage to your retina, Over the years on this site we have had quite a few people post that they didn't think that the plaquenil was working so they would stop taking it. I have done a lot of research on this drug and haven't run into anybody who has complained of the withdrawal effect. What to expect when taking plaquenil for the first time Has anyone tried Plaquenil? - Auto immune and chronic illness., Plaquenil info please I have now. - Sticky Blood-Hugh. Plaquenil antinflammatory Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plaquenil. For the Consumer. Applies to hydroxychloroquine oral tablet. Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention. Plaquenil Side Effects Common, Severe, Long Term -. Hydroxychloroquine – what you can expect when starting.. Let me tell you what weaning down from Plaquenil is like.. Plaquenil received an overall rating of 5 out of 10 stars from 4 reviews. See what others have said about Plaquenil, including the effectiveness, ease of use and side effects. The Plaquenil is supposed to kick in in 3 to 6 months. I think it was 8 months for me. One day I was congratulating myself for getting so many things done and I realised that the days had been getting better without my noticing. Plaquenil, what to expect for the first time taking it. Skyllark • • 6 Replies. My wife will be taking Plaquenil for the first time, is there any things she should expect in taking it in starting to take the medication. Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals.